Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014


Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014

January 7 – March 17, 2014

Application Period:
July 1 – September 9, 2013

The Japan Image Council (JAPIC) is pleased to announce our program “Animation Artist in
Residence Tokyo 2014”.

This project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho / Government of
Japan) and run by the Japan Image Council since 2010, is an artist in residence program which
aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an
opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese
animation culture. In doing so, we aim to promote both the creation of excellent works of
animation and cross-cultural exchange in the media arts.

During their stay in Tokyo, the promising young animation creators from overseas carry
out the production of new animated works under the guidance of Japanese animation
professionals, visit animation studios and educational institutions, and engage in interactions with
people involved in animation or other aspects of culture. The results of these efforts are
presented at the end of their stay in Tokyo and after returning to their respective countries at
film festivals both domestically and abroad.

The application period for this year’s program is from July 1st to September 9th, 2013
and after the selection process has been completed three successful applicants will be invited to
participate. Their period of stay will be 70 days between the 7th of January and the 17th of
March 2014, during which time they will receive funds to cover travel, accommodation,
educational fees, and other expenses. In the past three years, we have had participants from the
UK, France, China, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, the USA, and Finland.

We would be grateful if you could diffuse this information to animation artists who will be
interested in staying in Tokyo for their creation. We wish to welcome new talents from all over
the world. For more information about the project:
Contact: JAPAN IMAGE COUNCIL / Animation Artists in Residence Tokyo 2014
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo, JAPAN
T: +81-3-6670-5676 F: +81-3-5466-0054 Website:

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